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This is my first AMD build, it's interesting to experiment with, the benchmarks for 4100 aren't great, but it rolls over my old 940 pretty soundly so good enough for $100.
(Also, the motherboard is pretty fantastic compared to the others I've tinkered with.)
Gotta spice it up every now and then. tongue.gif

Well if your happy with it thats all that matters no matter what a benchmark says. Im looking forward to the fx4170, seems like a good processor (4.2ghz stock i hear)
    
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Yeah, I use to do benching, kinda buned out on that. I have a phase sitting in the garage that I may eventually take to this, but I really just don't have the time. As much as I like my SB setup, I miss the days of having to do FSB to overclock. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be able to set it and go via a multiplier, but it's just not as fun.

So, does anyone think I should spend the extra $55 and get the Crosshair V over the Sabertooth?
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So for overclocking a FX6100 is there a huge difference between these motherboards?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366425 - It's either revision 1.1 or 1.2, forgot, but I believe someone said they do not have an LLC issue, is that correct?
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365898
Thanks

read through this thread. Asus boards have been the best so far. Crosshair V, Sabertooth, and the EVO boards are all good overclockers
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Yeah, I use to do benching, kinda buned out on that. I have a phase sitting in the garage that I may eventually take to this, but I really just don't have the time. As much as I like my SB setup, I miss the days of having to do FSB to overclock. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be able to set it and go via a multiplier, but it's just not as fun.
So, does anyone think I should spend the extra $55 and get the Crosshair V over the Sabertooth?

Yes.
You enjoy OCing, so go for the extreme OC board. I don't regret it.
    
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Might also be worth getting a 8 core so then you have more chance of getting a good core if your going for a record.
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This is what I am getting now in Cinebench @4ghz on the new F7f bios. Before it was 4.96 on the F7f bios @3.1ghz and 4.91 @3.1ghz on the F6 bios. Gigabyte is moving in the right direction!
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This is what I am getting now in Cinebench @4ghz on the new F7f bios. Before it was 4.96 on the F7f bios @3.1ghz and 4.91 @3.1ghz on the F6 bios. Gigabyte is moving in the right direction!

Kool, seems MFGs are still fixing BIOs with each release.
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My FX8150 is nice and toasty running OCCT

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Yeah, I use to do benching, kinda buned out on that. I have a phase sitting in the garage that I may eventually take to this, but I really just don't have the time. As much as I like my SB setup, I miss the days of having to do FSB to overclock. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be able to set it and go via a multiplier, but it's just not as fun.
So, does anyone think I should spend the extra $55 and get the Crosshair V over the Sabertooth?

For Fx series I would go for the CHV, they get way more bios support. I have been in the sabertooth club in and out for the past month or two and their updates are farther apart than the chv, there were a few teething pains on the FX release that took forever to fix that asus was all over on the CHV. By now I bet things are smooth, but asus will always keep their premiere board up to date first if your into the latest and greatest updates, especially windows patches around the corner, who knows it will require more bios work.
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CHV. BD by far is the most enjoyable cpu/mobo to oc in quite a while, and the CHV cherries(like on top of cake) it so well.biggrin.gif
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